Cougs gain all-time career FG leader in WA

HE HOLDS THE all-time, all-classifications state prep record in Washington for most career field goals and was named AP All-State first team Class 2A in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The Cougs don't have a scholie for him right now but they did bring him out on an official visit this past weekend. And it didn't take long for him to decide to join Washington State as a preferred walk-on.

WSU has perhaps had their greatest success with kickers nu having them walk-on and then earn a full ride.

And that's the path Andrew Furney (5-11, 210), out of Burlington-Edison High and following his official visit this past weekend to WSU, has chosen.

"I loved it," said Furney of his crimson experience. "The school was great, the guys were great and I like the coaches a lot so I'm really excited about being a Coug this year.

"My scenario is that I kicked for them at a summer camp this past summer, I guess I did pretty well. I'm going to come in and tryout for the spot and I'm going to be a walk-on."

THE ALL-TIME leader in the state of Washington in career field goals with 33, Furney also tied the state record for most makes in a season in 2009, with 14 field goals on 20 attempts.

Eight of his makes were from 40-plus yards, with his long this season a 47-yarder.

He was perfect on extra points his senior campaign, going 44-of-44, and had 17 touchbacks on 59 kickoffs.

FURNEY ALSO served as his team's punter but WSU likes him specifically at kicker. The Cougs are also in the mix for Jake Miller, an all-state punter who is a strong WSU lean following his visit this weekend.

"I talked to him this weekend and I think he's coming on," said Furney. "He and I hung out this weekend and we bonded, telling our kicking stories. Everyone there was really nice, meeting all the guys from around the state and from Cali. I talked to Gino (Simone) a lot, talked to Reid Forrest a lot and talked to Jeff Tuel a bit too. And it was nice to meet and talk with some of the veterans.

"I'm really excited about it and really looking forward to the opportunity."

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